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Thu 25 Apr, 2019:
Grace Williams: Violin Sonata; Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano; Suite for Nine Instruments; Romanza; Sarabande; Rondo for Dancing

Glancingly featured on disc, Welsh composer Grace Williams (1906-77) receives a welcome boost with this sympathetically played chamber music...

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Thu 24 May, 2018:
Reich: Drumming

Percussionist Colin Currie launches his own label with what he describes as “a thrillingly unclassifiable musical colossus”: Steve Reich’s...

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Mon 24 Apr, 2017:
Brahms: Ballades, Op 10; Fantasies, Op 116; Theme and Variations, Op 18b

This Brahms anthology from the 30-year-old Russian virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin launches most propitiously with a memorably intuitive account of the Theme...

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Tue 06 Dec, 2016:
Reich: Double Sextet; Radio Rewrite

These two recent works by Steve Reich demonstrate his recent style, closely related to his 70s/80s scores, but less complex in their phase shifting...

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Thu 18 Aug, 2016:
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims

Commissioned as an entertainment for the coronation of Charles X, Rossini's Il viaggio a Reims has comedy, wonderful music including great ensembles,...

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Wed 15 Jun, 2016:
Reich: Clapping Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; Sextet

A quite exceptional SACD. Sextet, which draws musical sustenance from the darkly chromatic Desert Music that preceded it, dates from 1984-86, the...

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Wed 27 Apr, 2016:
Reich: Mallet Quartet; Sextet; Nagoya Marimbas; Music for Pieces of Wood

The most recent work here is Mallet Quartet (2009), which frames a gently rocking slow section with mellow motorized ostinatos topped with treble...

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Mon 11 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Mládi; Martinů: Sextet for piano and wind instruments; Veress: Sonatina for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Poulenc: Sextet

The word “Woodwinds” shines silvery from the cover, a cue to this disc’s contents from members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra....

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Mon 29 Jun, 2015:
Winds & Piano – Music by Poulenc, Farrenc, Roussel, Caplet, Mozart, Beethoven, Thuille & Rimsky-Korsakov

No one who invested in this starry ensemble's previous release on Warner Classics (reviewed by yours truly on 23 May 2014) should lose time in...

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Mon 01 Jun, 2015:
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61; Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93; Brahms: String Sextet No 1 in B flat major, Op 18

Augustin Dumay’s approach to the Beethoven Concerto is relaxed and agile, with countless subtle bends in the line and a tendency to favour...

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Fri 04 Apr, 2014:
Korngold: Sextet, Op 10; Suite, Op 23

In whatever genre and for whatever instrumental combinations, Korngold always wrote big – big ideas, big tunes, big emotions. His early Op 10 Sextet...

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